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NC Native Plant Society:
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Amelanchier canadensis

Eastern Serviceberry, Sarvisberry, Shad

Scientific Name:

Amelanchier canadensis

Genus:

Amelanchier

Species Epithet:

canadensis

Common Name:

Eastern Serviceberry, Sarvisberry, Shad

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pocosins, acidic wetlands, bogs, wet pine flatwoods, maritime forests. Rare in NC mountains, uncommon in piedmont, common in coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Edible fruit and beautiful fall foliage.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Go Botany: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/amelanchier/canadensis/

NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/amelanchier-canadensis/

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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